Eight patients on trolleys in Kerry General Hospital’s Emergency Department

Eight patients were waiting on trolleys in Kerry General Hospital’s Emergency Department today. hospital trolley That’s according to the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation. Nationally, there are 516 people on trolleys today in hospitals around the country. Meanwhile, the Health Minister’s insisting it’ll take ‘a number of years’ to solve the country’s trolley crisis but says there is an improvement on the situation from this time last year. Leo Varadkar visited six hospitals today to see the problems first hand and to see that those hospitals are doing everything they can to deal with the overcrowding problem. Speaking at St James’ Hospital in Dublin, Minister Varadkar again insisted this can’t be fixed quickly: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/50686/medium/”]